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Lead Cyber Security Architect


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


Newly created opportunity to help a large scale organisation drive a number of key Cyber Security changes to both enhance and uplift their group wide Cyber Security posture.

This newly established group wide function is being invested in heavily and it aims to support and enhance the capability of the wider business by looking at cyber strategies and capabilities across the technology spectrum.

As a lead architect your role will be both technical and strategic. You will need a deep knowledge of cyber security architecture and a good background in cloud security, security at the application layer and strong understanding of data platforms and data analytics.

Reporting into the CISO of the group function, this role will allow somebody the autonomy and challenge to really improve security architecture and look at both a security strategy and solution architecture for the group.

The role will take on a lead position as it is the most senior architect within this team and will have a view to building out further capability around this role in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stakeholder management at a senior level, ability to build relationships and get buy in through strength of communication and ability to outline Security Architecture options.
  • Design, architect and guide the implementation of cyber security protocols for strategic technology & business projects and BAU change for Group or Division.
  • Lead and influence the definition and design of standards, frameworks, patterns and architectures that align with overall business, technology and cyber security strategies. Core to this, is the design of zero trust and defence in-depth architectures.
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats, technology trends.
  • Lead the cyber security evaluation of new and emerging products and services.
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
  • Assist and contribute to cyber security strategies to continuously monitor and improve our threat & risk profile.
  • Guide strategic change initiatives and solution designs for a secure by design outcome.
  • Lead as both a specialist on cyber security requirements and as an open-minded contributor to break through thinking and innovative solutions relating to cyber security
Experience Requested:
  • Previous experience in a lead Security Architecture or Consulting role.
  • Experience developing security patterns, designs and requirements in a hybrid and cloud-centric environment (e.g. AWS & Azure).
  • Experience in solution architecture and the documentation of repeatable patterns.
  • Strong experience in threat & risk analysis/ modelling, global industry practices, architecture blueprint development, design assurance and/or security engineering.
  • Experience in privacy architecture, DevOps environments, data platforming and related technologies a major advantage.
  • Sound understanding of the whole technology “stack” and how cyber security is applied across it.
  • Experience in working with and guiding both IT and business project teams
  • Demonstrated and strong skills in both written and verbal of communication, detailed and critical thinking
  • Strong knowledge of cyber security emerging threats & emerging cyber technology trends
These certifications, qualifications and frameworks you’ll be familiar with and may hold:
  • Ideally SABSA, ICS2 (CISSP), CREST, CEH, CISA, CISM or other cyber security industry certification.
  • NIST, PCI DSS and related ISO standards.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or Cyber Security specialisation.
  • Product security certifications (e.g. Azure, AWS, Cisco, Kubernetes) and experience architecting for infrastructure as a code and/or zero trust environments would be highly regarded.
This is a perm position.